You’ve probably heard the words “smart home” a lot, but what exactly is a smart home? Close your eyes and imagine being able to control the various aspects of your home - like the thermostat, window blinds, TV, lights, and more - with your phone or voice. Now open your eyes because this kind of technology is no longer science fiction, it’s reality.

Through the magic of the internet and internet-connected instruments, you can turn your own home into a smart home. Not only do these devices put the power to control your entire home in the palm of your hands, they also can give you helpful information about your home. And with the increase in smart home gadgets in recent years, it’s never been easier to convert your home.

If you’re ready to make your life a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of must-have gadgets to make you home a little smarter.